After consecutive losses to Alabama and LSU, Florida, ranked No. 3 in the preseason, has fallen to No. 22. Perhaps seduced by Tim Tebow's four years of excellence, pollsters viewed UF as a national title contender yet again in 2010. Unfortunately for Gator Nation, 2010 is not 2008 or 2009.
At midterm, Florida is suffering more from unrealistic expectations than shoddy play. Sure, the Gators have been up and down this season, but that's understandable; the team has more youth than experience.
For the Florida Gators, 2010 appears to be a transition year. Rather than view this season through a cloudy lens, hopefully UF fans will focus on the rainbow: Your team will most likely vie for a title again in 2011.